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TAI Conversations
“I’m Not Interested in Telling War Just from One Perspective”

The acclaimed author of The Shadow King speaks with TAI about writing historical fiction, the legacy of war in her native Ethiopia, and Western perceptions of African literature.

TAI Conversations
“Totalitarianism as a Mindset Can Be Anywhere”

The authors of “The End of History” and “Reading Lolita in Tehran” discuss coronavirus, Iran, James Baldwin, campus culture, and why imagination and literature are essential to combatting authoritarianism.

Georgia O’Keefe, “Sky Above Clouds IV”
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Five Questions to Seven Women Who Inspire Us

They have all won awards (one the Nobel Prize). They have all struggled and sacrificed. They have all pursued excellence and integrity. They have all fought for accountable government, rule of law, human rights—and a better world.

Miriam Lexmann (l) and Dalibor Rohac (r)
Q & A
Two Friends of TAI on Campaigning in Slovakia

As Slovaks count votes today, TAI contributing editor Dalibor Rohac and MEP Miriam Lexmann discuss their involvement in their native country’s politics.

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Will Capitalism Survive Bernie—and Democracy, Trump?

Charles Davidson and Jeffrey Gedmin interview William A. Galston and William Kristol on 2020 and beyond.

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Ladan Boroumand: “The Shah Was Never as Hated as the Supreme Leader Is”

As Iran prepares for parliamentary elections tomorrow, TAI’s Jeffrey Gedmin and Sean Keeley interview the Iranian human rights activist and historian in exile, who explains the tectonic social changes unfolding within her native country—and why the regime is losing legitimacy across society, fast.

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Arch Puddington: “There’s No Such Thing as Illiberal Democracy”

As Freedom House unveils its annual report on global freedom, democracy scholar Arch Puddington discusses growing threats to minority rights, the disappointment of India, and his own career advancing democracy and human rights.

TAI Conversations
Michael Lind on Reviving Democracy

To fix things, we must acknowledge the nature of the problem.

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The World According to Tyler Cowen

The polymath economist defends capitalism, liberalism, dating apps, and immigration—and explains how China is making movies sexless.

A Conversation with Branko Milanovic
The Future of Global Prosperity

In the conflict between capitalism and communism, capitalism won. But its triumph didn’t herald the end of history—just the next phase of it.

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